An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The years between the rise of William Pitt in the early 1780s and the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 saw Britain struggle with political and social tensions caused by the economic changes that began in the mid-eighteenth century. Changes in attitudes towards who could vote, how the poor should be treated, how towns should be governed and how popular protest should be conducted led to confrontations between different segments of society. Yet Britain escaped revolution. Resistance, radicalism and reform. Richard Brown explores key issues which help explain these developments of the period.
1. Britain in the 1780s; 2. William Pitt, 1783-1801; 3. Tory dominance and decline, 1812-30; 4. The Whig reforms, 1830-41; 5. Redefining Toryism; 6. Peel and Ireland; 7. Britain at war, 1793-1815; 8. Foreign policy, 1814-41; 9. The first industrial nation; 10. Responding to economic change; 11. Children, work and education, 1833-53; 12. From Speenhamland to the new Poor Law, 1830-47; 13. Chadwick and public health, 1830-54; 14. Chartism; DOCUMENT STUDY: THE CONDITION OF ENGLAND, 1832-53.